Morecambe Based Driving Instructor Offering Driving Lessons, Advanced Driving, Fleet Driver Assessment and Training, Driver Training, Pass Plus
Paul Johnson is the owner of Advance - Driver Training and has a vast amount of driving experience on most types of terrains and in most driving conditions.
Since passing the driving test in 1987 he has driven all over the country in different types of vehicles (up to 7.5 tons) which included towing different types of trailers and loads. This included driving in difficult conditions and on different types of terrain.
Paul trained with the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAMs) and passed the advanced driving test in 1988.
Paul has built and restored numerous cars in the past, which included stage preparing a MK1 and a MK2 Ford Escort.
In 2014 Paul passed the RoSPA advanced driving exam and obtained the ‘Gold’ award. Since then Paul has been a volunteer observer for the local RoSPA advanced driving car group (ROADAR).
In 2017 Paul trained and became a qualified DVSA Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) and is registered with the DVSA as a Pass Plus trainer. Furthermore, Paul trained and passed the Award in Education and Training, level 3 (formally the PTLLS qualification). Finally, in 2017 Paul became qualified in the RoSPA National Diploma in Advanced Driving Instruction (highest driving award outside the Police). After passing the National Diploma in Advance Driving Instruction Paul was eligible to go on to the DVSA Fleet register as a qualified trainer. Paul has recently (November 2020) become qualified in the Tri - Coaching, BTEC level 4 course in professional Coaching for Driver Development.
Paul has recently (March 2018) taken the ADI Standards Check test and has achieved a grade ‘A’.
May 2018 Paul has become an Energy Saving Trust Approved Trainer in Ecodriving.
Paul also has a vast amount of experience in driving in hazardous conditions i.e. snow, ice, heavy rain and fog, furthermore, driving on motorways, dual carriageways, urban and rural roads.
Overall, Paul’s passion is to train and develop car drivers on how to drive safely and to help prevent accidents happening by using advanced observations, anticipation, good road planning and car handling skills.